The security company F-Secure recently released a list the top malware hosting domains which included Google, Dropbox, Comcast, and other popular websites. Before you freak out, there's a very good reason for them to be on that list.
Now, of course Google and Dropbox aren't secretly hording malware intentionally. Rather, they either host links or allow users to upload files which could be malicious. "The greatest amount of malicious content came from contenthosting sites," writes F-Secure in their report. "In H2 2012 we saw that 56 out of [the] top 1000 sites, or 5.6% of the top sites, hosted malicious content, usually a link or redirection to malware or phishing scam."
It would seem that these sites are victims of their own success, being enormously popular and also providing services that inadvertently help perpetuate malware. This is similar to how Google Play ranked as only the fifth safest Android app store, because of its sheer size.
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